Over on The Workhouse, we are having some interesting discussions, and some new things to keep us on our writing toes, dragging us into The New Year!
A good discussion on Narrative Structure has to head my list, looking at which structures work best to deliver a story, and more importantly, why. It is particularly interesting to get a viewpoint from someone who is very into screen work, visual media. It makes me realise how hard every element has to work to make a seriously strong story.
Link to very good comprehensive paper on narrative structure HERE.
Then one member has proposed that we have a formal, regular reading group, rather than occasional pieces posted as the whim takes us...and we are starting off with a short story by Anton Chekhov.
Flash blasts are now going to happen every fortnight instead of every month...
members are going to post a week's worth of writing ideas every Sunday
I don't think we are going to get much sleep.